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Updated! XDA Xposed Tuesday: Wanam Module – XDA Developer TV

Update: Video works now, guys! Sorry for the inconvenience! You may have already heard of XDA Recognized Developer rovo89's Xposed Framework (thread). In fact, we recently talked about the Xposed Framework in an Android Basics 101 video. The great thing about Xposed framework is you can cherry pick from the available Xposed modules what you want to have activated at...

Motorola Announces Modular Smartphone Project Ara

Remember that far-reaching and seemingly unrealistic Phonebloks concept by Dave Hakkens from early last month? The vast majority of us shrugged off the idea as unrealistic. There are many reasons why one would think an idea such as Phonebloks would never come to fruition. After all, there are quite a few hurdles getting in the way, not...

AOSP Status Bar Toggles on Xperias Running 4.2 with Xposed

With the latest Android 4.2 update for the few Xperia devices in the last couple of months, came a much welcomed enhancement to the otherwise lackluster status bar toggles. Rather than restricting users to the inadequate four default toggles, Sony has loosened the reins by allowing up to 15 toggles to be added, removed, and...

Leaked Android 4.3 (UCUEMJ2) Update for Galaxy S III I747

Firmware updates and leaks seem to be popping up left and right these days. We recently saw a leaked update to Android 4.3 (XXUEMJ5) for the Samsung Galaxy Note II, corresponding to the XXUEMJ5 update that was officially released to the Galaxy S 4 a week earlier. Now, there is a similar update for the I747 variant...

Android 4.3 Leak for Galaxy Note 2, Increasing Volume on Xperia Z1 – XDA Developer TV

The great Samsung sieve has given us another Android 4.3 leak, this time for the Samsung Galaxy Note II. That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an article reporting and Xposed module that will give AOSP lock...

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Camera Ported to Galaxy S 4

With the arrival of the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung has also introduced their newest camera software addition, Surround Shot. A mode that draws parallels to Photosphere introduced with Android 4.2, it allows users to stitch together multiple individual photos of the surrounding environment into one, spherical image. The downside? It's exclusive to the Note 3. Despite...

Like it Loud? Boost the Note 3’s Maximum Volume

Yesterday, we featured a quick recovery-flashable modification for the Sony Xperia Z1 that boosts the device's maximum volume. As it turns out, however, Xperia Z1 users aren't the only ones who like it loud. Although the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has a more than adequate built-in speaker, some still would prefer to boost its maximum volume. And even for...

Android 4.3 (XXUEMJ5) Firmware Leaks for the Galaxy Note II

We recently brought you news that the Android 4.3 (XXUEMJ5) update was rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy S 4. We knew that it wouldn't be long before the update love was spread to Samsung's older devices. While it's not yet here in official capacity, it is available in leaked form for the Galaxy Note II. XDA Recognized...

Increase the Volume on the Sony Xperia Z1

A couple of months ago, we covered a mod that increased the external and internal volumes of the Sony Xperia Z, a possible remedy for those who may have had issues with its sound capabilities. Well, despite having a largely improved external speaker on the phone's successor, the Xperia Z1, users longing for that extra...

Pickloc Geo Social Network App Now with Facebook Integration

Not too long ago, we took a look at a new kind of social networking app by XDA Senior Member Vahndroid84. Named Pickloc, the app allows users to create virtual bulletin boards based on a current location. Future visitors to the location are then able to see the location-specific board, as well as add their own...

AOSP Lock Screen on Certain TouchWiz Devices with Xposed

It's no secret that Samsung has seen incredible success with its Galaxy line of Android phones. In fact, the company's profitability makes up such a large slice of the Android pie, that the Android ecosystem is quickly turning into the Samsung ecosystem. While much of Samsung's success is due to their heavy marketing presence, the rest...

Create a Custom Soft Keyboard Layout for Your App

For the vast majority of situations, preexisting keyboard layouts are more than adequate. After all, most input fields in most apps require the input of letters or numbers, and pretty much all aftermarket keyboard solutions have adequate layouts for both situations. However, if you're authoring an app that requires a more purpose-built keyboard, the standard...